Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Death rate map
World Bank to change classification of countries; India will now be called ‘lower-middle income’
Economic Times - 5/31/2016 10:20:05 AM
That's about to change, with the World Bank switching to more precise ... On measures like fertility and infant mortality rates — often considered proxies for a country's overall well-being — the stark difference that once existed between developed ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
Yet even if we eliminate this racial disparity and compare only the infant mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
The Guardian - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out across the world in 2013 ... people were executed in 22 countries in 2013. In 2012, Amnesty International reported at least 682 executions in 21 countries worldwide. At least 1,925 death sentences were recorded ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
Mortality in Children and Adolescents, 1990-2013
jama.jamanetwork.com - 5/17/2016 4:05:58 PM
The top causes of death in developed versus developing countries, as well as mortality rates by World Health Organization (WHO) region, are illustrated. In developed countries in 2013, the top cause of death for children under 1 was congenital anomalies ...
Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts
Chicago Tribune - 5/31/2016 7:49:45 AM
Among those hard hit was Qatar, a small oil-and-gas-rich country on the Arabian Peninsula where construction accelerated with the announcement it would host the 2022 FIFA World Cup ... according to government statistics offered to parliament in December.
Qatar: The World's Wealthiest Family-Run Gas Station
Gatestone Institute - 5/31/2016 5:26:35 AM
Apostasy (leaving Islam) is a crime punishable by the death penalty ... or slightly more than 12% of the entire population of the world's wealthiest country. How many Syrians among them? The statistics do not tell: there are just too few to mention.
Sexual health in East Asia: it's a matter of life and death
weforum.org - 5/31/2016 4:57:58 AM
With these few simple words, he quietly called on people around the world ... rate of utilization of modern family planning methods. Here too, the levels vary greatly within ASEAN: from about 46% in Myanmar to close to 80% in Thailand. Within the same ...
Report finds highest suicide rate world in Guyana, a country haunted by link to cult deaths
FOX News - 10/14/2014 4:33:27 AM
The fact that self-inflected harm is such a presence in the lives of this family is not surprising given that they live in an area that Guyana's Ministry of Health has designated the "suicide belt," in a country ... rate of suicide in the world.
Death Rate From Virus More Than Doubles, Varying Sharply by Country
New York Times - 4/21/2003 11:59:09 PM
Although the overall death rate, according to World Health Organization statistics, has hovered around 4 percent in the last three weeks, it has varied widely among the 26 countries, plus Hong Kong, with cases of the disease, known as SARS. When W.H.O ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/8/2013 11:58:56 PM
The states with the highest rates, according to the CDC, are in the deep south. While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states, “The percentage of child deaths that occur during the newborn ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Singapore had a child mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births in 1990, but by 2010, that rate had dropped to 2, the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States, have seen an increase in health disparities across racial ...
Black Americans Are Killed At 12 Times The Rate Of People In Other Developed Countries
Five Thirt Eight - 6/18/2015 5:31:17 AM
That’s not especially high by global standards; the median country had 4.7 homicide deaths per 100,000 persons over the same period, 1 according to the UNODC data. The highest homicide rate in the world was in Honduras, with 87.9 homicide deaths per ...
Dispatches: Three Countries Cause World Death Penalty Rates to Soar
Human Rights Watch - 4/6/2016 3:00:03 PM
The number of state executions worldwide skyrocketed more than 50 percent in 2015 compared with a year earlier, Amnesty International’s latest annual survey reports today. In fact, last year saw the highest number of executions globally in more than 25 ...
On World No Tobacco Day, New Zealand Backs Plain Packaging For Cigarettes
NDTV - 5/31/2016 8:04:04 AM
Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand said today it will introduce plain packaging on tobacco products, joining a growing list of countries ... world-first ban was introduced. The Maori Party, which first proposed plain packaging in New Zealand, said ...